Your GPA is the most important aspect of your college application. Do you know how to calculate it the way that college admissions officers do? Is your GPA inflated and full of fluff? Or does it reflect academic rigor? Learn the facts.
Does your GPA reflect the knowledge you gained in a class? The answer, according to an article recently published by the Association of Middle Level Education, is probably not. Teachers rely on grade point averages for the sake of simplicity, not because these averages reflect mastery of material.
Should I take easy courses to get a high GPA, or take harder courses and risk watching my average tumble? Answer: take a risk. Admissions officers will reward you.
Weighted GPA vs Unweighted GPA? How do you calculate GPA for college? This article explains.